Charlotte Pipe

The number of at home DIYers has skyrocketed in the past few years, and people continue to look for solutions to drain, waste, and vent issues that they can fix themselves. 

“This new product that we’re about to come out with I believe has the potential to be the biggest thing Charlotte Pipe has done since getting into plastics in the late 1960s.”

New Product Development, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry

The Challenge

The challenge the team faced was this type of product did not exist for drain, waste and vent (DWV) for PVC pipe. A unique seal design was required and standard Oring would not work. The team designed and developed a chlorine resistant elastomer/material specifically for the application. The seal had to have a particular insertion force that was acceptable to the installer that allowed for ease of correction of the fitting but without leaking.

The Application

With the collaboration from the Charlotte Pipe team, our engineers went to work in our state-of-the-art R&D facility and designed and developed a custom shaped seal / gasket from a chlorine resistant elastomer that allows for fast and clean no mess installation of drain waste and vent pipes used around the home.